Archive | Water RSS feed for this section Agriculture and natural resources, WaterClimate change, Environment, WaterAgriculture and natural resources, Economics, WaterEnvironment, Health, WaterGovernance and public sector management, Health, Urban development, WaterClimate change, Environment, WaterHealth, WaterGovernance and public sector management, Health, Poverty, Social development and protection, WaterClimate change, Environment, WaterGovernance and public sector management, Health, Sanitation, Social development and protection, Water
Direct-seeded rice contributes to lower greenhouse gas emissions, benefiting the environment, and increasing farmers’ total income by reducing cultivation costs.
By Preechaya Kittipaisalsilpa. Posted August 21, 2023
Oceans face immense pressures from human activities as we prioritize immediate results at the expense of long-term progress.
The unsustainable use of water resources in agriculture will have severe implications for future food and water security.
Water scarcity is a global issue that affects 40% of the world’s population
Safe sanitation for all is essential for improving public health, providing a clean environment, and breaking cycles of disease.
By Shujie Liang. Posted November 28, 2022
Groundwater overexploitation has raised concerns about resource sustainability and environmental degradation.
Governments in developing Asia should adopt practical interventions to maximize the effectiveness of new and existing sources of funding for water and sanitation.
The private sector can play a vital role in solving the sanitation challenge. The following four aspects highlight the importance of private sector participation in sanitation in developing countries, including in Asia.
Global climate change caused by human activities will continue to be catastrophic for humanity. In particular, climate change is having serious impacts on the world’s water systems (United Nations 2020), and changes in these systems can have an enormous impact on people’s lives. This is because water plays a critical role in the very existence of all forms of life on earth as the foundation of human well-being and prosperity (Asian Development Bank 2020) and a source of life and livelihoods.
An examination of the published journal articles on development economics reveals a striking pattern—very few are devoted to the analysis of sanitation interventions and development. In a recent systematic review of all sanitation-related articles from the top-12 highest-ranking journals on development economics (Revilla et al. 2021), we attempt to understand the linkages between sanitation and development based on current qualitative and quantitative empirical work.
Subscribe / Connect to Asia Pathways
- Agriculture and natural resources
- Capacity development
- Climate change
- Finance sector development
- Governance and public sector management
- Industry and trade
- Information and Communications Technology
- Private sector development
- Regional cooperation and integration
- Social development and protection
- Urban development
- Video Blog
- COP28 and beyond: Linking agri-food systems, SDGs, and climate action
- COP, from pledges to progress: Navigating the climate change landscape for 27 years
- Digitalization for enhancing access to finance and inclusive growth
- Unlocking green hydrogen potential in Central Asia
- Revitalizing South Asia’s groundwater resources with direct-seeded rice
- Levelling up innovation in Asia on
- Young Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Bank Credit Denials: Evidence from Europe on
- Rethinking the impact of the lockdown on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the Philippines on
- ESG investment growth amid the COVID-19 crisis on
- International partnerships for catalyzing the growth of India’s Smart Cities on